Definition of bazaar in English:


Syllabification: ba·zaar
Pronunciation: /bəˈzär


1A market in a Middle Eastern country.
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  • Hone your haggling skills in Tunisia's markets and bazaars when you travel with Burnside Travel.
  • Lots of farmers markets, bazaars that were open on the street.
  • The bazaars, colorful food markets and constant flow of border-hoppers provide absorbing spectacles.
1.1A fundraising sale of goods, typically for charity.
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  • We had to borrow furniture and had to fundraise with Christmas bazaars, sales of work, that type of thing.
  • Easy Ways Products have been successfully sold through craft fairs, bazaars, horse sales and door to door throughout the county.
  • When you wander into the Tabernacle Church Hall it reeks of bazaars and jumble sales.
rummage sale, garage sale, yard sale;
fundraiser, charity event;
flea market, swap meet;
fair, carnival
1.2 dated A large shop selling miscellaneous goods.
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  • The goods which were sold at the bazaar were divided in three categories.
  • The streets are empty of passers-by, shops are shuttered, and bazaars are closed.
  • David Patterson of the 785th Combat Stress Detachment from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a frequent shopper at the bazaar.


late 16th century: from Italian bazarro, from Turkish, from Persian bāzār 'market'.

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